Windows 10: Is this possible automatic log-in after 60 seconds for a certain user?


  1. Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       07 May 2016 #1

    Is this possible automatic log-in after 60 seconds for a certain user?


    Is this possible automatic log-in after 60 seconds for a certain user? We both use a Microsoft account. This person doesn't want to use password to log-in to her account. There are two accounts on this computer.
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       08 May 2016 #2

    No, it's not possible.

    In a multiuser machine all users should use password. If one user does not have a password and this user shuts down the PC when signed in, Windows automatically signs him / her in when computer is again started, bypassing the user selection. This can only be avoided and the user selection shown when all accounts are password / PIN protected.

    Personally I cannot understand how setting up a password, then setting up a four digit PIN (PIN requires a password being set up first) could be so difficult? Takes a second to press four keys to sign in.

    Kari
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  3. Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       08 May 2016 #3

    I did find a workaround using netplwiz. It is a home computer, so it does not matter who has access to it. Just for your info, some Linux Distros have delayed automatic user login. In fact, when I have windows 7 installed there were no password for each account.
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  4. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 10,032
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 May 2016 #4

    The only possible thing with netplwiz you can call a workaround is to make the PC to automatically sign-in a specific user, then if another user wants to use the PC the automatically signed in user must sign out or you need to use Switch User feature.

    Family or not, I would never allow another living person to freely access my user account, my personal documents, my notes and diary and so on.

    groze said: View Post
    Just for your info, some Linux Distros have delayed automatic user login.
    What does that have to do with Windows 10?

    groze said: View Post
    In fact, when I have windows 7 installed there were no password for each account.
    What does that have to do with Windows 10?
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  5. Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       08 May 2016 #5

    Kari, that your choice and I respect that. Anyways, I don't really have that much private stuff on our computer. We are a two person family and we don't do much online. We don't have hardly any secrets. The secrets we do have are keep in our heads.
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  6.    09 May 2016 #6

    Kari said: View Post
    Personally I cannot understand how setting up a password, then setting up a four digit PIN (PIN requires a password being set up first) could be so difficult? Takes a second to press four keys to sign in.

    Kari
    Well....sometimes Num Lock is not on and you hit your 4 numbers and wonder why nothing happened. That can be really confusing. ;-)
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  7.    09 May 2016 #7

    Yeah, I remember the NumNum lock; in the old days, in BIOS, I turned it off for me; I'm wondering if UEFI/BIOS combine has something similar - to enable NumLock [on] during post.
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